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INTERVIEW WITH THE JEWISH TELEGRAPH May 08, 2017
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SUCCESS AT GUILDFORD BOOK FESTIVAL 2016 November 18, 2016
In October 2016 'If only I could have news from You' featured at the Guildford Book Festival. Irene gave a  talk to a packed audience at the Ca... [MORE]

A NEW BIOGRAPHY: UPDATE November 15, 2016
A biography of my parents IF ONLY I COULD HAVE NEWS FROM YOU Two refugees of the Nazi era share their extraordinary lives through letters and docu... [MORE]

Some exciting events for autumn 2013 August 14, 2013
Here are 4 events that I am running on my own wearing my Asian Art hat or as part of the  Goldenford team in during October and Novem... [MORE]

Darshan acquires a new cover June 04, 2013
As of today, Darshan has a new cover, both the eBook and the paperback version. Here's the Full Monty, back and front. At the moment yo... [MORE]

COME AND MEET ME IN CRANLEIGH November 01, 2012
Irene and other Goldenford authors will be signing books at Cranleigh Arts Centre, I High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 3rd... [MORE]

COME AND MEET ME IN CRANLEIGH November 01, 2012
Irene and other Goldenford authors will be signing books at Cranleigh Arts Centre, I High Street, Cranleigh, GU6 8AS from 10am - 4pm on Saturday 3rd... [MORE]

AN INTERESTING POINT OF VIEW October 21, 2012
On Saturday 20th October Irene and fellow Goldenford authors Jay Margrave and Jacquelynn Luben ran a Writing Workshop on Viewpoint in Leatherhead as... [MORE]

NOT JUST PRETTY FACES... October 08, 2012
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IN THE NEWS AGAIN September 18, 2012
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NEW SHORT STORY COLLECTION June 07, 2012
Six of my short stories, including some award-winners, are now available on Amazon Kindle here ... [MORE]

SPECIAL E-BOOK PROMOTION May 14, 2012
SPECIAL PROMOTION of  Amazon Kindle version of NOONTIDE OWLS ON SALE FOR £0.98 for today. On Tuesday it will go back to its usual p... [MORE]

A GREAT NIGHT AT THE LIBRARY April 25, 2012
The Guildford Library World Book Night event last Monday was a great success. Around 150 visitors dropped in to interview 30 authors, including myse... [MORE]

NOW AVAILABLE THROUGH APPLEā€¦AND 32 COUNTRIES! April 25, 2012
Now the following Untreed Reads titles are available in the iBookstore in the 32 countries Apple operates: Samsara by Irene Black She's Come Undon... [MORE]

FREE PROMOTION TODAY ONLY April 12, 2012
A Brief History of the Haggis (Short Story)]] is on FREE Promotion on Amazon Kindle all day TODAY, 12th April. So you thought the haggis was Scotti... [MORE]

HAIL THE HAGGIS! April 08, 2012
So you thought the haggis was Scottish, eh? Well, think again. This brief history charts the journey of Scotland's national treasure from its origin... [MORE]

FLIGHT EASTER PROMOTION April 08, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars A Fascinating Story, 8 April 2012 By Ratan Kaul - Published on Amazon.com This review is from: Flight: a short story (Kindle Ed... [MORE]

AUTHOR RECEIVES FRENCH DELEGATION April 06, 2012
The article below was in the Surrey Times on 4th April. The text reads as follows: AN author from Merrow has dis­covered that she is something ... [MORE]

FAMOUS IN FRANCE! March 22, 2012
Irene Black has discovered she is famous in Bordeaux in France – having been visited by seventeen French teenagers from the city's  Lycee... [MORE]

ANOTHER SHORT STORY FROM UNTREED READS March 22, 2012
Irene's short story, Samsara, has now been published by American e-publisher, Untreed Reads. It is her third short story published by them. 'A drea... [MORE]

ANOTHER SHORT STORY ON KINDLE March 21, 2012
My short story 'Flight' is now available on Amazon. A young English woman nears the end of her sojourn in India, when an enigmatic stranger captiva... [MORE]

5-Star Review from America March 13, 2012
5.0 out of 5 stars Wish it were longer, 15 Feb 2012 By Ritz "Ritz" - Published on Amazon.com This review is from: A Dog's Life (Short Story) (Kind... [MORE]

FREE PROMOTION February 09, 2012
My short story 'A Dog's Life', published on Amazon Kindle, will be available for download FREE during the weekend of 11th and 12th February. Fi... [MORE]

UNTREED SUCCESS February 02, 2012
My American e-publisher has been busy promoting my short stories. Delighted to see on this month's sales list that copies of both Trade Secrets and ... [MORE]

SHORT BUT SWEET January 29, 2012
A new review for Noontide Owls on Amazon:   5.0 out of 5 stars Noontide Owls, 28 Jan 2012 By Annemarie - See all my reviews This r... [MORE]

NAWG PRIZE-WINNING STORY PUBLISHED IN AMERICA January 18, 2012
'STREET TALK', which won the 2003 National Association of Writers' Groups Short Story Competition is now available as an e-story from Untreed Reads.... [MORE]

Trade Secrets on Kindle December 27, 2011
Further to the e-publication of my prize-winning short story by Untreed Reads, I can now add that you can also purchase it for your Kindle from Amaz... [MORE]

PRIZE-WINNING STORY PUBLISHED AS E-STORY December 22, 2011
My prize-winning short story 'Trade Secrets'  (first published in Writers' News magazine after it won first prize in a competition)  ... [MORE]

MY NOVELS AT BANGALORE BOOK FESTIVAL November 24, 2011
It's book festival time again in Bangalore and my Indian printer Pothi.com have a stall there. If you look at the photo you will just see my novel '... [MORE]

CRANLEIGH PULLS OUT ALL THE STOPS November 19, 2011
After my sell-out signing day at Waterstones in Guildford last Sunday, I can report another excellent book event today at the Cranleigh Arts Centre,... [MORE]

See You at Waterstones on Sunday 13th November! November 06, 2011
REMINDER: I will be signing Noontide Owls at Waterstones from 10.30 on Sunday 13th November and would love to see you there. ... [MORE]

Round and About Magazine November 2011 November 05, 2011
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Surrey Advertiser 30th September 2011 October 05, 2011
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NOONTIDE OWLS FORTHCOMING PROMOTION September 21, 2011
Local author and Asian art historian, Irene Black, will be promoting her third novel at an event to be held at Waterstones Bookshop in Guildford in ... [MORE]